Three Centuries of Laois Life Through the Lens of the O'Dea Family
Culture changes and tradition dies. This book combines local history and family history. Here, in microcosm, we see life in Laois through the lens of the O'Dea family. As such, it not only brings an older Laois to life but also captures its modernisation from the late 1950s.
We read how the big forces of change - political, economic, social and technological - impacted Laois and determined the destinies of generations of its people. Thus, the O'Dea story - comprising memory and mystery, triumph and tragedy - will resonate particularly with Laois people in Ireland and abroad.